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An influence network model to study discrepancies in expressed and private opinions

Ye, Mengbin; Qin, Yuzhen; Govaert, Alain; Anderson, Brian; Cao, Ming


In many social situations, a discrepancy arises between an individual’s private and expressed opinions on a given topic. Motivated by Solomon Asch’s seminal experiments on social conformity and other related socio-psychological works, we propose a novel opinion dynamics model to study how such a discrepancy can arise in general social networks of interpersonal influence. Each individual in the network has both a private and an expressed opinion: an individual’s private opinion evolves under...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Automatica
DOI: 10.1016/j.automatica.2019.05.059


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